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Fun with Squeezes


As South, answer each question about the play.

1. 3 NT South

S A Q 8 5
H 5 4 3
D 5 4 3
C K J 2
Lead: H KTable
S K 2
H A 6 2
D A K 7 2
C A Q 4 3

How many sure tricks? _____

Which two cards are your threats? _____ _____

On which round will you win the H A? _____

What is the best play? _____

  1. Lead clubs first
  2. Lead diamonds first
  3. Lead spades first
2. 3 NT South

S 5 2
H 8 7 6
D A K 9 6 2
C Q 3 2
Lead: S 6TableEast wins S A then leads S 4
S K 8
H K Q 5
D 5 4 3
C A K J 10 5

How many sure tricks? _____

Which two cards are your threats? _____ _____

Is it safe to give up the lead early? _____

What is the best play? _____

  1. Lead the H Q from your hand
  2. Lead the D 3 and finesse the nine
  3. Run the clubs immediately
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S A K 9 8 4 3
H K 7
D J 5
C A 6 2
Lead: D KTableWest continues D A then C J
S 5
H A Q J 10 9 4
D Q 3
C 9 5 4 3

How many sure tricks? _____

Which two cards are your threats? _____ _____

Do you win the first or second club lead? _____

What is the best play? _____

  1. Lead all your trumps
  2. Win S A-K and ruff a spade
  3. Give up a club trick
4. 4 S South

S A 3
H 6 5 4 3
D A Q 4
C 10 6 4 3
Lead: C KTableWest continues with C A
S K Q J 10 9 8
H A K 9 2
D K 5
C 7

How many sure tricks? _____

Which two cards are your threats? _____ _____

Which threat suit has an important entry? _____

What is the best play? _____

  1. Lead all your trumps
  2. S A; club ruff; lead all your trumps
  3. Cash the diamonds then lead trumps
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S A 9 8 7 3
H 6 4 3 2
D
C 5 4 3 2
Lead: H JTableEast wins H A then leads H 8
S Q 2
H K Q
D A K 10
C A K Q J 10 9

How many sure tricks? _____

Which two cards are your threats? _____ _____

How many trumps can you afford to lead now? _____

What is the best play? _____

  1. Diamond ruff; lead all your trumps
  2. Diamond ruff; heart ruff; lead trumps
  3. Lead the S Q and let it ride
6. 6 NT South

S J 5 3
H A 4
D 7 6 3
C A Q J 10 9
Lead: S 10TableC finesse loses, East returns S
S A K
H K Q J
D A K 8 5 2
C 6 5 3

How many sure tricks? _____

Which two cards are your threats? _____ _____

Which threat suit has an important entry? _____

What is the best play? _____

  1. Run the clubs then the diamonds
  2. Run the clubs then the hearts
  3. Run the hearts then the clubs
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Answers

1.10
S 8D 7
3rd
A

2.8
H KD 9
No
C

3.9
S 9C 9
2nd
A

4.11
H 9C 10
H 
B

5.11
S QH 6
3
B

6.11
S JD 8
D 
C

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